Uzbekistan

General information

  • Valid Nice Classification  – NCL 11-2018

  • Procedure 

Registration period –  about 7-9 months from the date of filing. Proof of registration – Certificate Procedures feature From the date of filing you should regularly monitor trade mark applications to check whether any of them conflict with your trade mark.

Step Term Official notification
Filing an application 1 day Notification with entr. number, Name of applicant, Date and time of filing
Formal examination 1 month Official notification about priority date
Examination of absolute grounds for refusal 7 months Official notification of granting/refusal
Publication and granting the Certificate 1 month after payment for publication and granting Certificate

Requirements

1. The Applicant details

Legal Entity Physical person
The full official name (Engl. translitaration) The Name (as it is in the passport and/or Engl. transliteration)
 A Legal address  An address

2. The image of the TM (jpg), The verbal elements, other 3. Goods and services / classes NCL 11-2018 (we‘ll help you to choose the classes for your goods/services) 4. POA (scanned copy without legalization)

Representation by a trademark attorney Foreign applicants must perform the trademark prosecution in Uzbekistan through an agent, a registered in Uzbekistan trademark attorney.

Priority document The priority document must be submitted within three months from filing a trademark application in Uzbekistan.

Translation. We translate from English into Russian for free of charge.

Legalization or notarization of a Power of Attorney is not required. It may be provided simultaneously with filing the application or within two months from filing date.

General information

Invention

  • Procedure

Registration period – about 2-5 years from application filing date.

Proof of registration – Certificate.

Term of validity – 20 years from the application filing date. Patent for invention can be extended for additional 5 years if the object of the patent is a medicine, a pesticide, when the use of the product requires the permission of the competent authority.

What can be protected: product (device, substance, microorganism strain, plant and animal cell culture, etc.); method (process of affecting a material object with material resources).

Step Term Official notification Deadline
Filing application 1 day Notification with registration number, name of applicant, date and time of filing. Direct filing with claiming priority – 12 months from priority date1. PCT national phase entry in Uzbekistan – 31 months from priority date.
Formal examination after 2 months from  application filing date Request to submit missing or corrected documents / Decision to accept application. Responding to formal examination request – 3 months from date of receipt2.
Substantive examination 2-4 years from filing of petition to proceed substantive examination Request of Substantive examination / Decision of grant/refusal. Filing petition to proceed substantive examination – within 3 years from application filing date1. Responding to Substantive examination request – 3 months from date of receipt2.
Grant and Publication within 10 days from publication in Official Bulletin Certificate Payment of grant and publication fees – 3 months from Grant decision receipt.
Annuity fees each year Invitation to pay annuity fees Annuity fees are paid from the third year, counting from application filing date. Annuity fee for each subsequent year is paid during the previous year3.

1 – This term may be extended for 2 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

2 – This term may be extended for 12 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

3 – This term may be extended for 6 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

Utility model

  • Procedure

Registration period – about 1-2 years from application filing date.

Proof of registration – Certificate.

Term of validity – 5 years from the application filing date. Patent for utility model can be extended for additional 3 years.

What can be protected: product (device, substance, microorganism strain, plant and animal cell culture, etc.); method (process of affecting a material object with material resources).

Step Term Official notification Deadline
Filing  application 1 day Notification with registration number, name of applicant, date and time of filing. Direct filing with claiming priority – 12 months from priority date1. PCT national phase entry in Uzbekistan – 31 months from priority date.
Formal examination after 2 months from  application filing date Request to submit missing or corrected documents / Decision to accept application Responding to formal examination request – 3 months from date of receipt2.
Examination of utility model application 6-12 months from  filing of petition to proceed examination Examination Request / Decision of grant/refusal. Filing petition to proceed examination – within 3 months from receipt of Decision to accept application. Responding to Examination request – 3 months from date of receipt2.
Grant and Publication within 10 days from  publication in Official Bulletin Certificate Payment of grant and publication fees – 3 months from Grant decision receipt.
Annuity fees each year Invitation to pay annuity fees Annuity fees are paid from the third year, counting from application filing date. Annuity fee for each subsequent year is paid during the previous year3.

1 – This term may be extended for 2 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

2 – This term may be extended for 12 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

3 – This term may be extended for 6 months, upon corresponding fee payment.

Requirements

Invention/utility model

1. Applicant details.

Legal Entity Natural person
Full official name (English transliteration) Name (as per passport and/or English transliteration)
Legal address Address

2. Inventor details.

Natural person
Name (as per passport and/or English transliteration)
Address

3. Number of International publication (PCT procedure) or Application materials: claims, description, abstract, drawings (non-PCT procedure; international application wasn’t published).

4. Uzbek or Russian translation of the application (we prepare by ourselves).

5. POA (no legalization or notarization required).

6. Certified copy of the priority application (if priority is claimed).

Representation by the invention attorney: Foreign applicants must perform the invention/utility model prosecution in Uzbekistan through an agent, a registered in Uzbekistan invention attorney.

POA and Uzbek or Russian translation of the application must be submitted within 2 months from the date of filing.

Priority documents must be submitted within 3 months from the date of filing.

Power of Attorney simply signed and stamped by the applicant(s), legalization and notarization are not required

List of official fees in UZ

Invention

INVENTIONS Official fee (USD) Official fee for applicants from certain countries* (USD) Official fee (EUR)** Official fee for applicants from certain countries* (EUR)**
Filing a patent application for invention 420 50 340,2 40,5
each additional independent claim each additional page of description above 35 210   0,4 25   0,2 170,1   0,3 20,3   0,2
Filing a request for substantive examination with International Search report 1260   1000 150   125 1020,6   810 121,5   101,3
each additional independent claim with International Search report 1260   840 150   100 1020,6   680,4 121,5   81
each additional dependent claim above 10 each additional dependent claim above 20 84   42  10   5  68   34 8,1   4
Filing a patent application for invention 834 100 675,5 81

* – schedule of fees in reduced amount is established for domestic applicants of Uzbekistan  and applicants from following countries: Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia. ** – amounts may vary according to the current USD/EUR exchange rate.

 

Utility model

INVENTIONS Official fee (USD) Official fee for applicants from certain countries* (USD) Official fee (EUR)** Official fee for applicants from certain countries* (EUR)**
Filing an application for utility model 420 50 340,2 40,5
each additional independent claim 210 25 170,1 20,3
Filing a request for substantive examination 840 100 680,4 81
each additional independent claim 840 100 680,4 81
each additional dependent claim above 10 each additional dependent claim above 20 84   42  10   5  68   34 8,1   4
Utility model registration, publication and grant 834 100 675,5 81

* – schedule of fees in reduced amount is established for domestic applicants of Uzbekistan  and applicants from following countries: Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia. ** – amounts may vary according to the current USD/EUR exchange rate.

The following are protected by copyright: literary works (works of literature and of scientific, educational, advertising or journalistic character, etc.); dramatic works and works involving a scenario; musical works with or without accompanying text; dramatico-musical works; choreographic and mimed works; audiovisual works (cinematographic, television and video films, slide shows and other cinematographic and television productions) and broadcast works; works of painting and sculpture, graphic works and design works and other works of figurative art; works of applied art and works of stage design; works of architecture, city planning and landscaping; photographic works and works obtained by processes analogous to photography; geographical, geological and other maps, plans, sketches and other works relating to .geography, topography and other sciences; computer programs of all types, including application software and operating systems. Copyright extends to works published or having an objective existence in Uzbekistan, regardless of the nationality of the authors. The procedure of copyright registration in Uzbekistan  takes about 3-4 months.
The general requirements for filing a copyright work are:

  1. Full name(s), address(es) and the date of birth(s) of the author(s);
  2. Full name(s), address(es) of the Right holder(s) (if differs from author);
  3. Title of the copyright work;
  4. Date of the creation of the work;
  5. A copy of the work in a material form printed or presented as computer file (if computer programs – in their initial form)

Depending on a case additional documents concerning the case maybe required.

A signed Power of attorney is needed.